except I am a leftie and also shoot from the shelf. When shooting field I tend to hold the bow at an angle across the body but for target keep it vertical, you generally have more room on a field course. Nobody mentioned resting on the foot during training, though my first trainer was field not target.I get astride the line, make sure my feet are where they should be. Then I raise the bow to a diagonal position where the nocking point is at a comfortable height for me to load the arrow (so the lower end is about knee level, I'm reasonably tall). The limbs are vertically oriented, so the diagonal means the long rod is tipped forward. I 'slot' the arrow through the string, load the nock onto the string and position the arrow onto the arrow rest.